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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, continuing grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians, for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Officers

Susan Kaweski, M.D.
Sion Roy, M.D.
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Vimal Nanavati, M.D.

CALPAC Board of Directors

Ruth E. Haskins, M.D (District 1)
Luther Cobb, M.D., FACS (District 2)
George G. Paz, M.D. (District 3)
James F. Schlund, M.D (District 4)
Ramin Manshadi, M.D. (District 5)
Lee T. Snook, M.D., FACP (District 6)
Jeffrey A. Poage, M.D. (District 7)
Hemant Dhingra, M.D (District 8)
Katrina D. Peters, M.D., MPH (District 9)
Basil R. Besh, M.D (District 10)
George A. Fouras, M.D. (District 11)
Vincent R. Mason, M.D. (District 12)
Alexander Ding, M.D. (District 13)
Robert D. Allen, M.D. (District 14)
Eric R. Hansen, D.O. (District 16)
Paul T. Urrea, M.D., MPH, FACS (District 18)
Colleen Copelan, M.D. (District 19)
Guillermo Valenzuela, M.D. (District 20)
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D. (District 21)
Peter S. Richman, M.D. (District 22)
David A. Friscia, M.D. (District 23)
Emil Avanes, M.D. (District 24)
Hector Flores, M.D. (District 25)
William Averill, M.D. (District 26)
C. Freeman, M.D., MBA (District 27)
Delmer W. Henninger, M.D. (District 28)
Edward A. Hess, M.D. (District 29)
Richard S. Baker, M.D. (District 30)
Melanie S. Crane, M.D. (District 31)
Felix Nunez, M.D. (District 32)
Jinha M. Park, M.D., Ph.D. (District 33)
Christopher Celio, M.D. (District 34)
Lemmon McMillan III, M.D. (District 35)
Nikan Khatibi, D.O. (District 36)
Diana E. Ramos, M.D., MPH (District 37)
Mihir Y. Parikh, M.D. (District 38)
Mark W. Sornson, M.D. (District 39)
Vimal I. Nanavati, M.D., FACC (District 40)


Nick Birtcil
Associate Vice President, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Yna Shimabukuro
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 444-5532
Nathan Skadsen
Political Action Committee Coordinator
(916) 551-2078


David A. Coy, M.D.

David H. Aizuss, M.D., FACS

Patricia L. Austin, M.D.

Richard K. Freeman, M.D.

Ruth E. Haskins, M.D..

Jay S. Joseph, M.D..

Steven E. Larson, M.D., MPH

Theodore M. Mazer, M.D.

Lee T. Snook, JR, M.D., FACP

Tanya W. Spiritos, M.D.

James J. Strebig, M.D., JD

Robert E. Wailes, M.D.

Kent R. Adamson, M.D.

Karrar H. Ali, D.O., MPH

Peter G. Anderson, M.D.

William K. Averill, M.D.

Scott Benninghoven, M.D.

Robert A. Bitonte, M.D.

Kenneth S. Blumenfeld, M.D.

Rodney W. Borger, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Brackett, M.D.

Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D.

J. Brennan Casssidy, M.D.

Lawrence C. Cheung, M.D., FAAD, FASDS

Coleen Copelan, M.D.

John L. Digges, M.D., PhD, MPH

Troy R. Elander, M.D.

Roger S. Eng, M.D., MPD, FACR

Sergio R. Flores, M.D.

George A. Fouras, M.D., DFAPA

Lawrence R. Frank, M.D., FACP

David A. Friscia, M.D.

Gordon L. Gung, M.D. PhD, FACC FACP

Dev A. GnanDev, M.D.

Christopher R. Hancock, M.D.

James T. Hay, M.D.

Robert E. Hertzka, M.D.

Edward A, Hess, M.D.

John E. Hipskind, M.D., FACEP

Nathaniel Howard Jr., M.D.

Richard A. Jones, M.D.

Susan Kaweski, M.D.

Paul H. Kirz, M.D.

Mark H. Kogan, M.D.

Themla Z. Korpman, M.D.

James C. MacMillan, M.D.

Tarek Z. Madhi, M.D.

Ramin Manshadi, M.D.

Robert J. Margolin, M.D.

Kelly A. McCue, M.D.

Vimal I Nanavati, M.D., FACC

John C. Nelson, M.D.

George G. Paz, M.D.

Katrina D. Peters, M.D., MPH

Albert Ray, M.D.

Suresh K. Sachdeva, M.D.

R. Sankaram, M.D.

James F. Schlund, M.D.

James H. Schultz, M.D., MBA

Satinder Swaroop, M.D., FACC

Ronald C. Thurston, M.D.

Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D.

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine.  Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA.  Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at (800)CALPAC-9.

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